Date: 9th June 2016 at 5:29pm
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With reports yesterday saying that Watford had slapped a £15million price tag on skipper Troy Deeney and that Leicester were ready to match that valuation – as night follows day in media transfer speculation – it’s now being said that we did in fact make a £15million offer for him (some outlets say £20million) but that Watford value him at around £30million, so have summarily rejected our advances.

The Watford Observer are one of many carrying this story today, and state that with a £30million valuation as far as Watford are concerned he’s not for sale.

They also suggest that won’t stop Leicester coming back in with an improved offer though to try and bridge the gap.

With him originally touted as a Jamie Vardy replacement in the media, if Watford would be tempted into doing a deal for the 27 year old, you can easily see why they’d hold out for a maximum transfer fee because it’s not just his on pitch performances that matter – being skipper and a huge influence off the pitch over the past few seasons selling him for their fans could be deemed an unwanted statement.

Add that to the fact that he signed a new five year deal last summer, and is said to be their highest earner and settled in the area with his family – they say he’s not angling for a move so if Leicester are interested, it will need to be an offer Watford can’t resist.

And to make that kind of offer it could well depend on Vardy’s fate.

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